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Gould Library staff continue our commitment to support the teaching and research needs of the Carleton community. Information on remote access to library resources and services will be updated regularly on the Remote Resources and Guidance for Library Users page and this FAQ. Please do not hesitate to contact us if you need additional assistance.

Organizing Your Research: Individually and with Groups

Tools for Searching, Organizing, and Note-taking: A Comparison

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Some Considerations About Your Working Style

Some things to consider about how you like to work will make it easier to decide which tools to use.

  • Do you use mainly lab computers or your own computer or both? If you mainly use lab computers, stick to software installed on the standard build.
  • Are you a Mac or Windows user or both?
  • How important is it to you that things look nice and appear organized? Some of the most robust tools can also look intimidating, which is counterproductive if you consequently avoid using them.